All skills courses are presented on demand as part of sponsored programmes or in public groups where there is a minimum of 10 participants booked.  
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Below is a list of available accredited and non-accredited skills courses offered by Lead Academy:


  • The Complete Business Toolkit (NQF L4)

  • The Big Shake-Up (NQF L2)

  • Business Essentials (Non-accredited)

  • Marketing & Sales (Non-accredited)

These courses and workshops are aligned with New Venture Creation Modules from the Services SETA.  Valuable information for launching a micro-business /start-up that is still in the idea phase. It covers business plans, marketing and sales, business finance and general management modules, amongst others.  Also  a good solution for corporates considering a retrenchment programme or looking to improve entrepreneurial thinking.


  • Business Admin (NQF L2)

  • Care for Customers (NQF L4)

  • Telephone and Reception (NQF L2)

  • Employee Power Pack (Non-accredited)

  • Job Readiness (Non-accredited)

This course is designed to meet the needs of those who are already involved, or wish to become involved, in a career in Office Administration and Secretarial work. It is also suitable for small business owners to enhance these administrative skills in their businesses.


  • Six Thinking Hats Workshop

  • Then It All Changed Workshop

  • Vision Board Workshop

  • True Colours Workshop

These non-accredited one day workshops are designed to equip participants with various essential life skills such as decision-making techniques, creative thinking, dealing with change and more.


  • Introduction to Computers (NQF L1)

  • Internet & Email Skills (NQF L2)

  • Working With Documents (NQF L1,L2,L3)

  • Spread Sheets (NQF L2, L3, L4)

  • Presentations (NQF L1, L2, L3)

  • Mobile Literacy Workshop

  • E-Skills (VUT Co-Lab)

These courses cover basic to advanced topics in the technology field. From what a PC is to using software to create documents, spread sheets and presentations. In collaboration with VUT we also offer some digital literacy courses as they become available.


  • Mixed Farming Practices (NQF L1)

  • Plant Production (NQF L1, L2)

  • Moringa, Herbs & Beekeeping Workshop

A variety of theoretical and practical courses covering small scale farming practices from crops to cattle. Our partnership with Grow For Health gives us access to workshops on growing moringa and herbs, as well as practical beekeeping


  • The Big Waste Wake-Up (NQF L2)

  • Recycling Practices Workshop

  • Upcycling Workshop

This skills programme is ideal for individuals who want to start a business in the Waste and Recycling sector, or for companies and organisations already in this sector, who wish to train incoming and existing staff in the general principals and broad overview of waste management and the environment contributing to a circular economy.


ABCD Action Workshops
The Lead Academy team hosts these engaging and fun workshops in a community to ascertain the assets that are found in the community. This approach helps to mobilize the community as well as institutions working in the community, to come together to pool their strengths and resources for the overall benefit of the community. When applying ABCD principles, communities are not thought of as complex masses of needs and problems, but rather diverse and capable webs of gifts and assets. Each community has a unique set of skills and capacities which can be channeled to the benefit of the community.


Community Development (NQF L3)
This course is designed to demonstrate knowledge relating to the foundations of human rights and democracy. You will explore theories of community engagement, gaining an understanding into the processes of community development. The course content explains, discusses and evaluates the stages of human development and how these impact on the needs of a community.


This workshop is ideal for management or leadership teams that need to find their inner strength, motivation and strengthen delegation and communication skills.  This course starts off on a Monday morning with a session at the Horse Sanctuary, working with the horses as your facilitators and ends on a Friday to wrap up, back at the Horse Sanctuary.   Modules include:

  • Stress Management & Self-Regulation.

  • True Colours (Behavioural understanding) & Inspired Leadership

  • Seeing the leaves (innovation)

  • Managing Resources (Time and Staff)

  • Interpersonal Intelligence

  • EQ Integration

  • Dealing with conflict and difficult decisions


The Horse Sanctuary is currently only available in Cape Town, but other options are available to replace this module for other provinces.


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